Meet the Staff



Carol Hines-Cobb (Tampa campus)

Title: Assistant Director, Academics
Phone: (813) 974-4239

As Assistant Director of Academics, Carol works with graduate curriculum and policy, produces the Graduate Catalog, and serves as a liaison for the Graduate Council and the Enrollment/Graduate Associate Deans group. In addition, she works on many different projects related to graduate academics. Carol has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in History from USF and has been at USF for over 31 years, serving first in the Office of Public Affairs, and then for the last 26 years as a member in the Office of Graduate Studies. 
Carol enjoys working at USF, especially in graduate education, because of the ever-changing nature of higher education. In addition to her position at USF, Carol is very active in the education community, previously serving on the Terrace Community Middle School Board of Directors, as well as teaching wellness classes.


Joseph Butts (Tampa campus)

Title: Technology & Systems Manager, Academics
Phone: (813) 974-3586

Joseph is a Technology & Systems Manager in Academics. He works with graduate curriculum, policy, graduate catalog, helps oversee the Office of Graduate Studies website, and works on many different data projects related to graduate academics. He has been a member of the Office of Graduate Studies Team since 1997. Joseph loves working at USF and one of his goals is to make a positive impact on graduate students and the community.

Noelle Sanchez

Noelle Sanchez (Tampa campus)

Title: Academic Services Administrator
Phone: (813) 974-2847

Originally from Orlando, Florida, Noelle joined the University of South Florida in November 2020. Before joining us, she pursued an undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and began working with her alma mater, the University of Central Florida in 2016, three weeks after graduation.  Noelle continued honing her skills serving the university population for three years at UCF by contributing to the development of an innovative app for undergraduate student program tracking, taking part in the creation of educational media outlets for introductory courses, and her favorite, co-leading the PhD student procession on commencement day.
Her dedication to public higher education continued with her employment at St. Petersburg College after moving to Tampa in 2019, working with Institutional Research and Effectiveness, and ultimately joining the School of Social Work at USF in 2020.
Today she continues to cultivate her enthusiasm for community and higher education working as the Academic Services Administrator for the Office of Graduate Studies where she is responsible for reviewing, evaluating, and processing graduate student petitions and appeals and serves as the liaison between the Office of Graduate Studies and the students and academic departments and colleges in issues related to graduate student academics, enrollment, policies and procedures, and probation.